Finished chapter 1 (and got a bit into chapter 2). I thought all the books were right in a row, but it turns out they’re spaced further than I thought! I went back and checked, and Moe is a freshman in Perfect Insider, sophomore in Doctors in Isolated Room and Mathematical Goodbye, and now a junior here.
Anyway, looks like we’re going to have indirectly interlocking locked rooms–T University’s student locked room murdered at S University and vice versa. Interesting! Also interesting how we jump right into the murders, since the previous novels each took the time to establish cast and setting first.
I’m most interested to see how Minoru ends up fitting into everything, since they seem the most random and out of place.
I‘d think so too. Somewhere in Ch. 1 it was mentioned that they solved all the cases that occurred so far in two years, so this would not fit if there was 1.5 years between the third and this one, I guess.
Not really. My hunch is that this rockstar dude is a red herring - he is just set up a bit too obviously, with him trying to hit on Moe and everything. But other than that, nothing really.
Oh and if somebody would be so kind as to make a list of names? I‘ll put it in the OP afterwards. I think from next week I can do it myself; I just forgot to collect the names right from the start, and I‘m currently quite busy with JLPT and book clubs and work, so if anybody could jump in this time, that‘d be much appreciated!
I’m also a bit behind, currently on Ch. 2 part 3. (Not due to wet book, fortunately, but because I had a hard time adjusting from being in the middle of reading SAO ) I think next week will probably be easier for me.
Hey everyone, I’m reading along but just barely staying on pace. Somehow I missed a week and now I’m behind on Kafka. Need to work on my concentration and time management.
Don’t have too much to add from the first two chapters. At first I was pleasantly surprised about the murders happening right away, but then things seemed to slow down pretty quickly. I’m more interested in 稔 than in 接着剤 right now. Ironically, the personal interactions in these books are usually more interesting than the mysteries themselves.
These are the things I like most about the book so far!